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The Right To Be Free

Aug 03, 2009, 21:01 (0 Talkback[s])

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"DRM The F(L)OSS community opposition to DRM is widespread and firm. This comes from the fact, that the digital rights management technology is actually used to digitally manage restrictions. That’s why this post to LKML by Linus Torvalds started quite a storm :

"(http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel/110368) I want to make it clear that DRM is perfectly ok with Linux!

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"And like the software patent issue, I also don’t necessarily like DRM myself, but I still ended up feeling the same: I’m an “Oppenheimer”, and I refuse to play politics with Linux, and I think you can use Linux for whatever you want to - which very much includes things I don’t necessarily personally approve of."

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